A type of malicious software designed to carry out or facilitate illegal online activity: old-school malware written for glory has given way to a new era of ‘crimeware’ designed for spamming, data theft, or extortion
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- One survey estimated that in 2005, losses from crimeware were in excess of 20 million pounds.
- Cybercriminals use a variety of techniques to steal confidential data through their crimeware.
- Details of more than 500,000 online bank accounts and credit and debit cards have reportedly been stolen by a virus described as "one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created."
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